Dinosaur Valley State Park: Trails Map Side: 2
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* Dinosaur Valley State Park
Walk where the dinosaurs roamed.
Make tracks of your own in this park where dinosaurs left their footprints.
As you cross the cool, clear waters of the Paluxy River, look for the
footprints of Paluxysaurus, the official state dinosaur of Texas.
dinosaur track sites and over 15 miles of trails, which take you to the
limestone ridges overlooking the Paluxy River Valley.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect
repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you're
on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity.
TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU'LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone.
Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
WEAR A HELMET. When biking, check with park HQ to match the
trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash.
POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS MAY LIVE HERE.
Staying on the trail paths makes them easier to see. Do not approach wildlife!
FLASH FLOODING CAN OCCUR. Be alert to local conditions as weather
can change rapidly.
TRAILS CAN BE STEEP AND ROCKY. Watch out for steep cliffs and bluffs.
You may find a walking stick helpful.
Trash your trash. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace.
Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them
sick. Please do not feed them.
Don't Pocket the Past. Help preserve Texas heritage. Leave
artifacts where you find them and report their location to a ranger.
Campfires are not permitted in the backpacking camping area
due to potential for ground scarring and wildfires.
1629 Park Road 59
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.
TRAIL (No Biking)
BLUE HOLE TRAIL
DISTANCE TIME DIFFICULTY
20 min. Easy
2 hrs. Moderate
7.52 mi. 3.5 hrs. Moderate
1.25 hrs. Moderate
45 min. Moderate
1.05 mi. 45 min. Moderate
1.02 mi. 30 min. Moderate
.29 mi. 10 min. Easy
.47 mi. 30 min. Easy
2.94 mi. 1 hr. Easy
30 min. Easy
30 min. Easy
This paved trail along the shady Paluxy River is
perfect for discovering the plants and animals
that thrive here.
Be prepared to get your feet wet crossing the
Paluxy River; then explore the Main Track Site
where R.T. Bird discovered the first sauropod
trackway in the world.
This long trail takes you on a looping tour of the
park along limestone ridges crowned by cedar
Endangered black-capped vireos nest in these
Watch for endangered golden-cheeked warblers
along this winding trail along Denio Creek.
If you're lucky, you may see some small waterfalls
along this wide trail along Buckeye Creek.
Stop and enjoy the views at the scenic overlooks
along this high ridge trail.
Look for natural, bubbling springs along this
winding trail through oak woodlands.
The view of the Paluxy River Valley from the
overlook is worth the climb.
Explore the bluestem grasslands along the edge
of the Paluxy River.
Take a dip in an old-fashioned swimming hole,
hook a catfish or discover dinosaur tracks along
Discover many different dinosaur tracks as you
meander along the limestone ledge of the
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Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department. Dinosaur Valley State Park: Trails Map, map, July 2013; Glen Rose, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth624632/m1/2/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.